Webster’s dictionary defines an advocate as: a stand in, defender, promoter of another. Have you ever watched parents of a sick child or one with a disability, whether physical or mental? They’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that child has all the resources they need to enter mainstream society, integrating their children into conventional classes and giving them every opportunity available.
They attend meetings, do research, create fundraisers, write letters and work tirelessly, along side the teachers and medical advisers as an advocate for their child. There is no greater call or mission in life than to stand up for your children and give them the best opportunities available. These moms are quiet impressive.
We need to be an advocate for our Children’s Spiritual well being.
If you’re not there for them, who will be? No one will love or care for your children, like You will. Nobody!
We have to stand in the gap for them and pray for their teachers, their friendships, their salvation, their protection, their character and integrity . . . who they will marry, and the list goes on. Once they board the school bus, they are physically out of your hands.
When you’re in the “carpool line” at school, Pray! When you’re loading groceries in the “check out line” Pray! You are their advocate, the one who has their best interest at heart.
Don’t be shy or passive when it comes to representing your children in any capacity. They need you to be praying for them. They need a defender who will pray for their present, their future, for the Lord to guard their hearts, so they will not bow to the wrong peer pressure, but to be confident individuals with all the resources they need to be the people God has called them to be.
Be their little voice, their defender. If you don’t stand up for them, who will?
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him . . . for the life of your young children.
Suggested Reading: Power of a Praying Parent, by Stormie Omartian